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TrackIR Question

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Well, I bought TrackIR 4 on sale and got around to working with it today. The install went smooth and it worked immediately with FS 9. However, I noticed a few things right away that I'd like some of your thoughts on if you have TrackIR and use it in FS 9.

 

1. The normal small movements of the head cause the mouse clicks in VC mode to be somewhat difficult as the mouse finger has to chace the button or switch as it jiggles due to head movement. Sometimes it catches it, and sometimes not.

 

2. The normal slight movement of the head also cause some shimmering in my panels in VC.

 

3. I wonder what the frame rate hit is, if any, with the TrackIR software running in the background.

 

I understand there a re a lot of adjustments to make with the TrackIR software and I haven't taken that on yet. But I'd feel better if some folks who have used TrackIR and are happy with the performance and utility could chime in, maybe with a few tips.

 

Your thoughts?

 

Thanks

Rick

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Regarding #1. I use TrackIR 5 and there is an option to assign a key or joystick button to the pause function. So when you're trying to click on something, you can pause TrackIR and all motion stops. However, I don't know if version 4 has this option.

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I as well have been dealing with this. I have my IR-5 programmed with a file I downloaded called 'Seth' that seems to give me the viewing freedom that works best for me. Many others have downloaded this file. I think it's just gonna take a steady head along with a little practice. But that darn shimmering......

 

I also have the pause programmed as well as reset and use this for takeoff.

 

Good Luck

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I can confirm pause is possible with TrackIR 4.

 

The hardware also works with the latest software available for download from NaturalPoint's website.

 

Cheers.

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